At Horizon Dental Care, we know that going to the dentist is not everyone’s idea of the perfect day. Some people may experience some mild anxiety about an upcoming appointment, while others may feel a genuine sense of fear. We offer sedation dentistry in Grand Junction, Colorado, for our patients who may need a little help relaxing in the chair. If you are feeling uneasy about your visit with us, Dr. Bob Johnson will be happy to talk with you about ways to make your appointment more comfortable. Give us a call today at 970-245-3633

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
  • Minimal Sedation, the most relaxing option we offer at our office includes a combination of both oral sedation and nitrous oxide. This is a more complicated procedure that requires additional equipment to keep you safe. However, for many this is the only way they will see the dentist.

Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or minimal sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex as the nitrous oxide alleviates these sensations.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.

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